Quinta Jacintina Hotel
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... seem to speak some English, but they are delighted when do don't have to - RESPECT! Yay Kate! Very warm welcomes and huge smiles seem to be the default attitude here. Although it's hot - about 30 degrees each day we were here - the city has thousands of trees and gorgeous shady squares where the temperature drops by 10 degrees and a refreshing breeze cools the happy flaneur at every turn ....oh joy and rapture ...
... Portugal was much more akin to a Sicilian Landscape, being quite parched and barren in places, sparsely populated with little villas, and with stunning coastal views. As we entered Galè via Albufeira, I must admit, I became a little apprehensive. The area looks very shabby, and is home to many tacky tourist shops aimed at 'Brits Abroad'. The sight of a Lidl sign did nothing to quell my apprehension. There was certainly no sign of any historic, artistic or cultural heritage ...
... up on the weather and left). We make it as far a Faro (about 15 miles), when Kathleen decides she has had enough. I must admit, it is very windy, I do not think I have been on a motorcycle in such high winds. We turn around and return to Quateira.
Something tells me the scooter is not going to be a success.
Once back, we get into conversation ...
The road works near the entrance to the campsite are still not finished, they have progressed about 100 metres, since last March!
A shopping trip to Lidl, is required. Along with all of the other pensioners, we cannot resist the "bargains aisle". Kathleen is seduced into choosing some non slip protective mats, only 2.95 Euro. The have all kinds of uses: Protect ...
Monday 3rd February 2014
We had intended to stay here another two days (Kathleen cannot resist the "bargain" of getting a free night if you stay three nights), but, when we wake, it is raining (again!).
So, accordingly, we set off for Portugal, Quateira.
The Spanish have built a nice new motorway, south to Seville and beyond, (that is where at least some of those Euro's went in the financial crash). So, we disregard our planned route, via Evora and ...